by Christopher Peak | Jun 23, 2017 1:20 pm | Comments (4)
They both grew up in New Haven and were educated at Hopkins School and Yale. Now they find themselves on opposite sides of a legal drama that has riveted the nation: of the special counsel’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election and any possible subsequent coverup.
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by Staff | Jun 20, 2017 12:33 am | Comments (5)
Ira Johnson, who had filed papers to seek a ballot spot in this year’s mayoral election, has decided to endorse Democratic mayoral challenger Marcus Paca instead.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 19, 2017 8:00 am | Comments (17)
A challenger for the Board of Education has a new name for his supporters: “kangaroo warriors.”
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 16, 2017 8:15 am | Comments (39)
In Mayor Toni Harp’s New Haven, violent crime has fallen nearly 75 percent in six years. In challenger Marcus Paca’s New Haven, bullets still fly in struggling neighborhoods, with victims shot “even in their own homes.”
Young people are flocking downtown for walkable living and a startup-friendly culture, in Harp’s city. In Paca’s, economic development hasn’t touched the Westville, Grand Avenue or the Dixwell main drags.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jun 15, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (6)
The newest crop of female leaders needs to make more room for a more diverse feminism, work at the grassroots, and keep a long view of history in mind while trying to make headway.
Those old-new arguments came Wednesday evening from organizer and activist Linda Sarsour and author and journalist Rebecca Traister at the annual meeting of the Community Fund for Women & Girls, held at the New Haven Lawn Club on Whitney Avenue.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 13, 2017 7:31 am | Comments (22)
Mayoral candidate Marcus Paca said he believes that if Norman Boone had had access to the type of economic opportunities that keep people out of the street life that he might not have been a victim of gun violence.
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by Hailey Fuchs | Jun 12, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (8)
As he officially launched a bid for a third term as Wooster Square’s alder on a hot Sunday afternoon, Aaron Greenberg had some good news to report: Conte West Hills School’s pool will now open to the community for public swimming.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 9, 2017 2:18 pm | Comments (8)
Candidates seeking the backing of Connecticut’s most influential local Democratic Party are on notice: They have some policy questions to answer.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 9, 2017 8:07 am | Comments (11)
A race for an open alder seat in Newhallville and Prospect Hill confronts voters with a question: Who has greater perspective on a neighborhood — a lifelong resident who knows how it has worked since her grandparents’ time? Or a newcomer who brings an outsider’s fresh eyes?
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 6, 2017 12:56 pm | Comments (31)
A challenger has entered the race for a Board of Education seat, an election that could serve as a referendum on where the school district is headed after the mayor’s controversial chairmanship.
Continue reading ‘Challenger Takes On Joyner For Ed Board’